Alumni Spotlight: Randy Chevrier

Stampeders.com Staff A position with the Calgary Fire Department is just the latest vocational pursuit for Randy Chevrier. During his 15-year professional football career – including 11 seasons with the Stampeders – Chevrier’s off-field work included stints as a substitute teacher, the operator of a ... More

Hall of Fame Profile | Terrence Edwards

October 11th, 2017 Article by Ed Tait The Winnipeg Football Club will officially welcome three new members to its Hall of Fame at this week’s annual Legacy Dinner: Terrence Edwards and builders David Asper and Gene Dunn. This is the third of three profiles on the new inductees. It rolls off ... More

Inside the CFL: Ex-Alouette Dahrran Diedrick winning battle of his life

September 29, 2017 by Herb Zurkowsky, Montreal Gazette After receiving a diagnosis of cancer in 2014, "I was told to prepare for the worst time of my life," says former Alouette Dahrran Diedrick, speaking with teammates in the team's locker room at Olympic Stadium in 2012. Dario Ayala / ... More

Former Rider Gene Makowsky reflects on influential coaches

Regina / 980 CJME Britton Gray September 26, 2017 Coaches are being recognized this week for the role they play in athletes’ lives both on and off the field. National Coaches Week runs Sept. 23-30, and offered a chance for a former Rider to say thanks. Gene Makowsky is now the Minister of Parks, Culture ... More

Cal Murphy | Heart of a Champion

September 21, 2017 Ed Tait  Winnipeg Blue Bombers He was ‘Kindly Cal’ to most and ‘Crusty Cal’ to others. Truth be known, Cal Murphy could often be both. And that was certainly the case during his days with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, during which the club appeared in five Grey Cups – winning ... More

For CFL legend Tony Gabriel, The Catch leads to The Crutch

September 18th, 2017 Scott Radley - Hamilton Spectator Decades later his winning catch is still one of the most famous plays in league history. He'd caught this pass before. The touchdown grab he made in the final seconds of the 1976 Grey Cup game won his Ottawa Rough Riders the title, and cemented his reputation as one ... More

Cookie Gilchrist to be honoured on Bills Wall of Fame

 Chris Brown Bills Insider The former AFL MVP helped the Bills to their first American Football League Championship in 1964, and was one of the most beloved players during the team's AFL era. For those who played with him he was the greatest player they had ever seen, and ... More

Alumni Spotlight: Dave Heasman

August 26, 2017 Stampeders.com Staff Dave Heasman lived out his dream by playing for his hometown team. The offensive lineman started his CFL career up north with the Edmonton Eskimos but he joined the Stamps as a free agent in 2000 and wound up playing four years with the Red and White and was a ... More

The Brent Johnson Story

August 15, 2017 Matt Baker BC Lions He helped the Ohio State Buckeyes win the Rose Bowl in 1997 and Sugar Bowl two years later. Perhaps that is what helped give Brent Johnson that “big game player” prowess that almost instantly made him a fan favourite during his eleven-year career with the BC Lions. Playing at ... More

Carl Kidd | From Pine Bluff To Wall of Fame

August 10th, 2017 BC Lions Matt Baker The legend of Carl Kidd in a BC Lions uniform may have never taken place, if not for his rough play in practice while trying out for the Minnesota Vikings. Kidd spent two seasons with the Oakland Raiders and bounced around a few more NFL camps before finding himself in ... More